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Concept Development & Experimentation

Conducted by COSEC


This course will seek to provide you with a knowledge and understanding of what, from a NATO perspective, Concept Development & Experiment can provide to assist organisations, programmes and projects in their tasks to innovate and develop future capabilities.

This foundation level course is commentary to the ‘practitioner’ course run at NATO School Oberammergau and serves as a prerequisite for students attending this residential training. The practitioner course is suited for those who are going to be directly involved in CD&E work on a routine basis.


Level of Effort: 4 Hours
Language: English 2222 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: N/A

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Learning Objectives

CD&E as a Tool for Transformation: After completing this lesson you will be understand the NATO Concept to Capabilities process.

CD&E Process: After completing this lesson you will be understand the role of CD&E in Capability Development.

Introduction to Concept Development: After completing this lesson you will be understand the role of concept development.

CD&E: After completing this lesson you will be understand how operational analysis supports concept development

Introduction to Experimentation: After completing this lesson you will be understand the role of experimentation.

Course Participants

Any interested NATO School Students, especially students attending the M7-51: NATO Concept Development & Experimentation Course.

Language Proficiency: English 2222 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-1 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-9


The aim of this course is to provide you with an introduction to the NATO CD&E process, with sufficient knowledge to be aware of how NATO CD&E can be used as a tool to assist in the development of NATO capabilities.

Further Information

This online course is available on NATO eLearning server - JADL LMS.
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